Thursday, April 27, 2017


The Ash Borer was found in September in this row of ash trees on Holy Family Catholic Church property. the trap set by the U.S.D.A. is deep purple, a color that attracts the bugs, and hangs high up in the canopy of the tree nearest Highway 57.
Dodge County has been placed under an emergency quarantine by the state Department of Agriculture after an emerald ash borer was found in a trap mounted to an ash tree in Kasson in September. The trap and the infected tree are located between the high school and the Holy Family Catholic Church,...
Ben Triehy stands next to the gaga pit that he helped assemble in his journey to become an Eagle Scout.
One of the biggest parts of the journey to becoming an Eagle Scout is a service project. A Kasson-Mantorville High School student has turned that part of his journey into something fun for middle school student. KMHS Junior Ben Triehy first played Gaga Ball, a sort of one ball dodgeball game played...
Kasson-Mantorville students are getting to know a new School Resource Officer in the 2016-2017 school year after former SRO Jason Peck was promoted to Sergeant.  With the recent changes in the Kasson Police Department, Officer Jesse Kasel recently made the transition from Patrol Officer to School...
Southeastern Minnesota residents were cleaning up this weekend after a series of torrential rains went through the area last week. The rain began last Tuesday night and continued steadily into Thursday before settling into sporadic showers that continued throughout the weekend. Several inches of...
Both leaders in local government and the community gathered in Austin at the Considering Main Street workshop to learn about a program that could revitalize downtown Kasson. “I’ve been aware that there is interest in downtown revitalization and thought the program might be a good fit for the...
Homecoming activities get under way at Triton High School next week with the King and Queen Coronation on Monday, culminating in the Homecoming football game on Friday. Coronation activities are scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Monday in the PAC at Triton High School. Candidates for Homecoming Queen are...
Dodge County residents will get their chance for a behind-the-scenes look at the newly renovated Courthouse and Annex and Government Services Building from noon to 4:30 p.m. tomorrow. In addition to the open house, there will be a rededication of the historic Dodge County Courthouse at 12:30 p.m....
While the Dodge County community enjoys the annual tradition that The Big Iron Classic has become, the event brings truck drivers from all over the country to town. Everyone who comes to the weekend festivities at the Dodge County Fairgrounds has their own reason for coming back every year.  
Since the first Marigold Days 51 years ago, Nancy and Harry Naatz have taken part in the town’s festivities.  From square dancing to performing in talent shows to marshaling the kiddie parade, the young couple spent the whole weekend taking part in the now-annual festival. Since then, the couple...
After 29 years in the Kasson Police Department, Kent Berghuis is now the chief of police.  Over the years, Berghuis has been promoted from patrolman to sergeant to assistant chief. Now he feels lucky to have been promoted to chief.  There won’t be a lot of changes made to the department with...


Steele County Times & DCI

Steele County Times
411 E. Main St.
P.O. Box 247
Blooming Prairie, MN 55917

Dodge County Independent
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944

Dodge County Printing
121 West Main St.
Kasson, MN 55944


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